Submission Track & Session Proposals: January 8th, 2017
Submission of Papers: April 15th, 2017
Notification of Acceptance: May 15th, 2017
Final Camera-Ready Submission: June 15th, 2017
I3M 2017: New Edition
In 2017, the XIV Edition of I3M is held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, renovating the opportunity to have
an International Multiconference involving different Modelling & Simulation areas and providing an ideal opportunity to meet together
in the wonderful framework of Coast of Catalonia, Spain, in Mediterranean Sea, hosted in one of the most active scientifically and culturally Cities of the World;
Barcelona hosted already a very succcessful early editions of I3M ( 3rd edition 2006).
European Modelling & Simulation Symposium - EMSS
The EMSS represents the 29th edition of the classic autumn M&S event in Europe;
therefore the Symposium is a really International meeting involving world experts in the area; EMSS last editions were held in Bergeggi
Budapest, Delft (2003, 1993), Dresden (2002, 1992), Hamburg, Erlangen (1999,1995), Notthingham, Passau, Genoa, Istanbul, Ghent (1991,1990) and
New Simulation Project Workshop - NSP
This event is the ideal framework for setting up European Community and International Projects and it is a framework for hosting project review and exploitation meetings; NSP welcome submissions for panel sessions on new simulation project proposal; special attention will be dedicated to Horizon 2020 proposal setup.
The International Conference on Harbour, Maritime & Multimodal Logistics M&S - HMS
HMS Conference is a traditional event and it was held successfully worldwide, usually in the sourrondings of major international ports (i.e. Genoa, Marseille, Riga, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, etc.).
It is focused on applications of simulation and computer technologies to logistics, supply chain management, multimodal transportation, maritime environment and industrial logistics.
The International Conference on Modeling & Applied Simulation- MAS
The MAS Conference concentrates on applied M&S and computer technologies; application fields include production, business and services. Since 2002 it involves Industries and Experts discussiong on the potential of M&S applied in real world; in Barcelona it is organized the 16th Edition of MAS.
Modelling & Simulation Network Workshop
The Modeling and Simulation Network (M&SNet) is a world-wide consortium of 14 independent organizations and 34 centers. A young and active network (established in 2003) of researchers, professors, practitioners devoted to support the continuous improvement in the field of Modeling & Simulation (M&S).
Its continuing mission to search for innovative ways to use M&S as well as innovative domains of application and to disseminate M&S principles (both theoretical and ethics).
The MS&Net workshop aims to create an evolving framework for sharing experience and knowledge in which participants have the possibility of effective cooperation. Tracks organization is intended to cover all the research areas of MS&Net centers: knowledge exchange is the key of successful collaborations.
The workshop provides to affiliated centers a researches intersection point and to external applicants a research access point to the art and science of Modeling & Simulation.
The International Conference on Integrated Modeling and Analysis in Applied Control and Automation
IMAACA 2017 is the 10th edition and it is organized within I3M2017 under coordination of Prof.Sergio Junco and Prof. Geneviève Dauphin-Tanguy;
all IMAACA attendees are invited to plan their attendance in IMAACA2017; indeed this Conference in the past was organized in Europe, America and Africa and now it is moving back to Europe; IMAACA brings experts together for the purpose of presenting and discussing all type of application relevant control and automation problems emphasizing the role of model analysis as integral part of the complete design of the automated and autonomous system.
Particularly, it is focusing on new concepts, methods, techniques, and tools conceived in order to support an integrative interplay of modeling, identification, simulation, system analysis and control theory in all the stages of system design.
The International Defense and Homeland Security Simulation Workshop
DHSS 2017 is 7th Edition of a workshop focusing on the advances and potential of using M&S within Defense and Homeland Security framework.
DHSS brings experts together for the purpose of presenting and discussing all type of innovation related to the
use of Modelling & Simulation in these areas of applications.
DHSS focuses on new concepts, methods, techniques and tools for advancing in modelling & simulation sector.
The International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care
I WISH 2017 is a workshop focusing on the advances and potential of using M&S within Health Care; during
the last years Simulation in Health Care and Medicine is exploding both in term of applications as well as innovative solutions; since very long time (i.e.1996 EMSS) the topic was
addressed by specific tracks in Conferences and Workshops, while in 2011 several track and internal Workshops was organized on this subject, so
finally in 2012 the Health Care Simulation Workshop becomes and independent and active element of the Multiconference.
I WISH brings experts together for the purpose of presenting and discussing all type of innovation related to the
use of Modelling & Simulation in these areas of applications.
I WISH focuses on new concepts, methods, techniques and tools for advancing in this modelling & simulation sector.
The International Workshop on Simulation for Energy, Sustainable Development & Environment
SESDE 2017 is focusing on using M&S in applications related to Energy, Sustainability and Environmental Issues. Scientists and Subject Matter Experts in these sectors are invited to present innovative papers.
The application of M&S to this sector represents a major opportunity considering the nature of the complex systems related to these issues that need to be studied and analyzed.
The international Food Operations & Processing Simulation Workshop focuses on M&S applied to Food Industry
FoodOPS is focusing on using M&S in applications related to Food Industry;
indeed food engineering has expanded enormously in terms of issues addressed, theories and tools deployed to improve food processing and food traceability;
therefore there is a growing effort toward the application of Artificial Intelligence techniques as well as mathematical modeling and software development for food processing and traceability purposes.
I3M & International Journals
It is a long tradition for I3M to provide opportunities to its Authors to extend their work for being published in International Journals;
in fact as one of the most important and successful Simulation appointment, I3M 2017 includes historical conferences such us EMSS and HMS that this years celebrate respectively the 28th and 18th years edition.
Thanks to the invaluable works of the Organizing Committees, International Program Committees, Reviewers and Local Organizers, this year the I3M Multiconference is one of the biggest events of M&S worldwide.
So, due to these reasons, several International Journals will publish Special Issues based on a collection of extended versions of best selected papers among those submitted to I3M2017
In particular the following Special Issues were including papers from I3M2016:
- International Journal of Food Engineering
Special Issue on: "Modelling and Simulation Approaches to Food Processing and Operations"
- International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling
Special Issue on: "New Advances of Modeling & Simulation for business processes, Production, Services and Supply Chains"
- International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling
Special Issue on: "Recent Developments of Simulation Theories, Methodologies, Techniques and Tools"
- International Journal of Service and Computing Oriented Manufacturing
Special Issue on: "Advanced Computing and Simulation based Manufacturing"
- International Journal of Modeling, Simulation, and Scientific Computing
Special Issue on: "M&S Technologies and Methodologies for Complex Real-World Systems Design and Management"
I3M related Events & Initiatives
SEE at I3M2017, Barcelona
Special Session and a Demonstration of SEE (formerly know as Smackdown)
are presented during I3M2017 even with distributed simulation (e.g. in connection with NASA Center).
The event is a follow up from previous Smackdown in Boston, Rome and Orlando.
In fact, Smackdown is a distributed multi-team cooperative competition that occurs simultaneously across
Participating teams design, model, program, test, and operate a simulated spacecraft—or other
mission device such as a rover or satellite—on a simulated mission from the Earth to a virtual moon base.
To achieve mission success, teams must consider the laws of physics, gravity, trajectory data,
fuel, payload size, and landing site characteristics just as they would with a real-life mission.
The simulation is complex and requires a number of components, diverse systems, and organizations—distributed across the globe—to work in tandem,
emphasizing and demonstrating the concept of “interoperability.”
In this instance of distributed simulation, each team have access to a common and seamless platform from which to work regardless of location.
This includes NASA simulation components, SISO (simulation interoperability standards organization) provided standards (HLA IEEE 1516-2010),
industry supplied High Level Architecture (HLA) software, and the option of using HLA toolbox for Matlab.
The idea for Smackdown was conceived by NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) engineer Zack Crues and
implemented by NASA and SISO Space Community Forum to encourage students to learn about the importance of modeling and simulation.
In addition, the event provides students with a great opportunity to gain valuable skills by doing real work in this fast-growing and
recession-proof segment of the economy.
In the process, students become “job-ready” and more employable than the average college graduate.
Smackdown also forges a much-needed relationship between stakeholders in academia, the marketplace, and government.
Smackdown seeks to strengthen the M&S community across industry, government, and academia.
M&S is an increasingly valuable tool in science and engineering, with applications that span virtually all industries and services.
It gives us the ability to imitate and explore the facets of complex real-world experiences without incurring the risk, expense, and time associated with building,
testing, and training in the real world.
To date, educational programs that provide a strong background in modeling and simulation are rare, especially ones designed to help students become more employable.
As more people realize the benefits of M&S, the need to educate, train, and certify M&S practitioners, researchers, and teachers become increasingly apparent.
Efforts to meet this challenge can take a number of forms such as academic degree programs, non-degree professional education, professional certifications, and educational outreach.
More secondary school programs are giving attention to modeling, simulation, and related emerging technologies.
However, these programs are mostly in the engineering, computer science, and medical degree tracks.
The lack of investment and planning energy does not mean that M&S leaders believe that a skilled workforce is unimportant.
Indeed, numerous stakeholders have identified the need for competent and seasoned modeling and simulation professionals.
Nonetheless, members of the simulation community perceive a persistent gap in workforce development and have identified many factors that may be hindering the “mending” process.
Smackdown, along with other efforts, is an engaging, fun, and novel way to help remove these obstacles and facilitate the creation of a robust culture of M&S professionals.
Smackdown’s potential as a satisfying, scalable, and ambitious yet “doable” undertaking sparked enthusiastic support from the M&S community.
It was demonstrated for the first time in Boston in April, 2011, at the Spring Simulation Multiconference and in September 2011 in Rome during I3M Conference.
Teams participated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Alabama at Huntsville, Pennsylvania, North Carolina State Colleges,
University of Bordeaux (France) and Genoa University (Italy) as well as interns at JSC.
The university teams and their faculty advisors consulted with a wide range of organizations, including: NASA, SISO, AEgis Technologies,
ForwardSim, MÄK, and Pitch Technologies.
The Smackdown Executive, Outreach, Planning, and Technical Committees, who spearheaded this event, provided organizational and technical advice, recruited participants, and gained valuable publicity.
Additional support was provided by other members within the international M&S community.
These groups formed the backbone of Smackdown and continue their vital support today.
For the event, students had access to SISO’s standards for High Level Architecture Evolved (HLA-evolved).
NASA provided the “federates” or virtual components of the simulation, including the orbit shuttle and transport rover, as well as technical and mentoring support.
MÄK and Pitch Technologies provided the HLA software, while ForwardSIM supplied the Matlab programming tools and training, 3D viewer, and Simulink platform, which reduced the programming learning curve and created a more engaging and memorable experience.
Other Industry, Academic and Government mentors advised students on technical issues, enabling them to build and populate the 3D simulated environment with greater ease.
The outcome of this initiative was the successful planning, experimentation, testing, and demonstration of their work during the SISO Smackdown event.
I3M Best Paper Awards
I3M Conference delivers, annually, for each conference (EMSS, HMS, MAS, IMAACA, DHSS, I_WISH, SESDE), Best Paper Awards by selecting best contributions based on detailer review process by the International Scientific Committee; the I3M Best Paper Awards are delivered during the conference to selected Authors.
All the papers evaluated in the process are considered for being published in original extended version on Special Issues of International Journals related to I3M.
In fact I3M, being one of the most important and successful Simulation appointment, includes several classical and very high qualified Conferences such us EMSS and HMS (respectively 24th Edition for EMSS and 14th edition for HMS in 2012).
Thanks to the invaluable works of the Organizing Committees, International Program Committees, Reviewers and Local Organizers, I3M Multiconference is still one of major scientific events of M&S worldwide.
In addition, students paper submissions are evaluated for the Gianni Cantice Award for Gifted Simulation Students.
In fact it is a long tradition for I3M to provide opportunities to its best Authors to extend their work for being published in International Journals.
So, due to these reasons, several International Journals will publish Special Issues based on a collection of extended versions of best selected papers among those submitted to I3M
Gianni Cantice Award for Gifted Simulation Students
The Simulation Team Members continue with this Award tradition, established in 2012: the "Gianni Cantice Research Award for Gifted Simulation Students". The Award Winner will be announced during I3M, in Wien, as best simulation student among the applicants; the Award is entitled to Col.Cantice as recognition for his long activity in Simulation.
The Gianni Cantice Award Winner will receive the Award Certificate, a financial contribution and the opportunity to spend a period in a M&S Excellence Center world wide, as visiting researcher of the Simulation Team.
The Master and PhD students interested, in applying for this competition, need to submit their application,
as described on the web site (Resume, Recommendation and Original Student Scientific Paper), to Dr.Marina Massei (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the deadline.
Please visit the web site www.liophant.org/i3m/cantice for further information.
The NATO CAX Forum 2017 is expected to be scheduled in the near weeks respect I3M Conference; so it is possibile
easily to attend to both conference within 10 days providing an unique opportunity for international scientists to attend two major M&S Conference in a single travel and
to enjoy both Italy (CAX Forum) and Catalonia Spain (I3M) within a long week in Europe.